1800's America

  • Lousiana Purchase

    When the U.S. bought 828,000 square miles of land from France for very cheap.
  • Lowell's First Cotten Mill

    Francais Cabot Lowell viewed power looms in Britain and was able to re-create them and make a cotton mill.
  • Missouri Compromise

    Missouri entered the Union as a slave state and Maine entered as a free state. It also established the Missouri Compromise line that would decide whether all the other states would be slave or free.
  • Andrew Jackson's Election

    When Adrew Jackson was elected as the seventh president. He passed the Indian Removal Act and used a spoils system when he was elected.
  • Indian Removal Act

    When President Andrew Jackson signed a law that meant all Native Americans were to be moved off of their land and to Oklahoma.
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    Trail of Tears

    When the Indians were moved to Oklahoma and many of them died en route.
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    Mexican American War

    When the U.S.went to war with Mexico after annexing Texas. The war lasted until 1848
  • Compromise of 1850

    This was when California was admitted as a free state and the Fugitive Slave Law was passed as well. This angered both sides,
  • Uncle Tom's Cabin Published

    This book changed peoples views of slavery and helped bring to light what a serious issue it was; it got the North riled up
  • Kansas-Nebraska Act

    When the territories of Kansas and Nebraska were opened to popular soverignty and the Misouri Compromise was repealed.
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    Bleeding Kansas

    When many people, both pro- and anti- slavery, flocked to Kansas to try and sway the vote of whether or not it became a free state or a slave state.
  • Henry Bessemer's Steel Process

    This was when Bessemer patented his process of blowing air through molten iron to get steel.
  • Dred Scott Decision

    When the Supreme Court ruled that even if an African American moved to a free state, they were still slaves because the government can't take away property.
  • John Browns Raid

    When John Brown tried to raid the Harpers Ferry Arsenal, but was unsuccessful. He wanted to arm the slaves and start a rebellion, but his back-up didn't show up. He was viewed as a martyr in the North and a traitor in the South
  • First Oil Well in Pennsylvania

    Edwin Drake drilled the first successful oil well in Pennsylvania
  • Lincolns Election of 1860

    When Lincoln was elected it sparked outrage in the South and was the last straw. He wasn't even on the ballots in the South
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    The Civil War

    When the South secedded from the Union and formed the Confederacy and the Union fought them to get them back.
  • Emancipation Proclomation

    When Lincoln "freed" all the confederate slaves. This didn't do much, since the Soth wasn't going to listen to Lincoln, but it gave the Union a cause, ending slavery.
  • Battle of Gettysburg

    This was a major turning point in the war and a huge Union victory.
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    Sherman's March to the Sea

    When Sherman used total war tactics to march through Georgia to the Sea and split the Confederacy in two.
  • Appomattox Court House

    One of the last battles of the Civil War
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    After the Civil War, this was the period of time for rebuilding the South and also for trying to gain more rights for the newly freed slaves.
  • Assassination of Abraham Lincon

    Lincoln was assassinated in the Ford's theater by John Wilkes Booth. This left his vice president, Andrew Johnson, as president and angered the North.
  • 13th Amendment

    Abolishes slavery for good in the United States
  • Black Codes

    Laws that put African Americans in a position quite similar to when they were slaves, and made sure they wouldn't be able to move up on the ladder of success.
  • Andrew Johnson's Impeachment

    The Senate tried to impeach Johnson, but ended up being one vote short.
  • 14th Ammendment

    Stated that the law must operate equally under all and that anyone born or naturalized in the united states was a citizen.
  • Completion of the Transcontinental Railroad

    This was was the last spike was drvien into the railroad and officially completed it. This was the first railroad that went all the way across the country, and ensabled faster shipping and transportation.
  • 15th Amendment

    Nobody can be denied voting rights based on color or race or previous condition of servitude.
  • Standard Oil Company Formed

    John. D. Rockefeller forms his company, Standard Oil
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    The Gilded Age

    A time period that seemed golden because of wealth but was actually quite corrupt.
  • First Telephone Call

    Alexander Grahm Bell made the first telephone call.
  • First successful Electric Light

    This was when Edison made the first successful light bulb.
  • Sherman's Anti-Trust Act

    An uinsuccessful law to try and stop monopolies and trusts.
  • Carnegie Steel Company forms

    Carnegie forms his steel company